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Caribbean Designers Make Modern Looks From Traditional African Prints

Posted On : September 29, 2020

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Photo by David I Muir Model: Michelle McLean

Fashion isn’t for decoration only. What we wear can be a proud declaration of our cultural heritage. This is the guiding principle for these Caribbean fashion designers, who are using African-inspired prints to create styles that fit every woman. Inspired by their culturally grounded, but always fashion-forward perspective, we take their stunning looks out for a stroll.

Photo by David I Muir Model: Michelle McLean

Designed by Fashion brand Brass and Sassy, this dark, striped romper feels fit for the daring diva, combining a bare midriff with butterfly sleeves with layered pum pum shorts. Add a pair of dark strappy heels and prepare to have all eyes on you.

Photo by David I Muir Model: Maisie McNaught

Also from Brass and Sassy, this matching tied bandeau top and fitted, flared pants in earthy hues of orange, green and deep red create a statuesque silhouette.

Photo by David I Muir Model: Maisie McNaught

Bright orange with bands of purple are made fit for a queen in this regal, billowing off-the-shoulder dress designed by Kulture Klothes, a chic boutique in Miami Gardens. With a floor-length hemline, it’ll make you look like you’re walking on air.

This off-the-shoulder denim number from Kulture Klothes is dressed up with large flower patterns, accent bands of fabric, and a whole lot of bling. Casual, eye-catching, fabulous.

Photo by David I Muir Model: Kimberley McNaught

From Kulture Klothes, this sleeveless, high-low baby doll dress is fitted at the top with a shapely lower half that’s short in the front and long in the back. The blue and red fabric is accessorized with royal blue shawl and head wrap.

Model: Michelle McLean
Model: Maisie McNaught
Model: Kimberley McNaught
Makeup: Faith Elibert

Content courtesy of Island Origins Magazine & Nairobi fashion hub 

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